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Barnstead NH News

July 30, 2014





Pittsfield High School Class of 1974 is holding their 40th High School Reunion on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 4:30 PM to whenever. Doreen Doucette Wittenberg has graciously offered to hold the reunion at her home on 21 Oxbow Road, Center Barnstead, NH. Oxbow Road is the road to Valley Dam. The cost is zero $$$, yet donations will be gladly accepted to cover the costs for an old fashioned BBQ. BYOB, tent, bug spray, lawn chair and bathing suit. Telephone Doreen @ 603-765-3500 or contact one of your class reunion committee members: Judy Eastman, Teresa Flanders, Darla Keene, Sue Lichty, Linda Finnegan or Mary Team for any additional information. CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE@ Pittsfield High School NH-Class of 1974-40th Reunion.



The Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network

Submitted By Don Walker, Co-founder


The Barnstead Farmers and Gardeners Network want to extend our sincere thanks to Governor Maggie Hassan and her staff for their generous support for New Hampshire’s family farms.


Working with the Governor’s staff, we were able to establish July 26, 2014, as Family Farm Day in the state of New Hampshire. This year’s Barnstead Open Farm Day celebrated more than our unique community; it celebrated the hard work and dedication of all family farms in New Hampshire, and throughout our great nation. 


Family farmers are truly the salt of the earth. This proclamation is for you!



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A Proclamation


July 26, 2014


Whereas, Family farms have traditionally been the cornerstone of our state as they contribute to the good health and economic vitality of the community, as well as provide enrichment to the lives of all who visit them; and


Whereas, Family farms produce a diverse variety of goods that range from alpaca fleece to fruits grown in New Hampshire’s orchards; and


Whereas, Family farms are the primary source of products that support such movements as farm-to-consumer, farm-to-restaurant, and farm-to-school; and


Whereas, Family farms are essential to the local food movement as they provide fresh produce and other goods to many communities and seasonal visitors;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARGARET WOOD HASSAN, GOVERNOR of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2014, as FAMILY FARM DAY in the State of New Hampshire and encourage all residents to enjoy the bounty of their local, family farm and acknowledge its contribution to the health, recreation, culture and history of the Granite State.



Margaret Wood Hassan, Governor




Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

“Mad Science” at the Library!

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On Thursday, June 26th the Oscar Foss Memorial Library had a huge audience to welcome “Mad Science” for our 2014 Summer Reading Program Kick-off. Jurassic Joe amazed everyone with his exciting science demonstration and the children really enjoyed assisting him with many of his experiments. Everyone at the library would like to thank “Mad Science” for their wonderful program and for starting our summer off with a bang! This program was sponsored through a grant provided by: the Jack & Dorothy Bryne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, NH State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum & Library Services and the NH State Library. 



Gathering on the Green

Barnstead Parade Grounds

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Everyone is welcome to join in a celebration of community spirit as we gather together on the Barnstead Parade Grounds on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding around 2:00 p.m., friends will encounter a variety of local crafters, vendors and organizations ready to share their wares. Some of the presenters will be veterans of our celebration while some will be first-timers. 


A few of the people returning are: Lil Miss Witt and her steam engine friends, Horseshoe Tournament, Vicki Bloom with crocheted animals and bags, Deb Foss with her garden decorations, Abil Brittan with her face painting, Earl B. Clark American Legion display, and the Barnstead Historical Society display. The Corinthian Lodge will once again serve lunch. 


Newcomers so far are: Barry Nation with photo note cards and jig saw puzzles and prints and a display from our own Oscar Foss Memorial Library. 


We encourage you to join us on “The Green” for a fun time discovering new products and new information about our Town. Hope to see you there!



Earl B. Clark ALA Unit 42 of Barnstead

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Members of the American Legion Auxiliary of Barnstead enjoyed the annual “Mystery Ride” on July 16, 2014. This year our secret ride ended at the Weathervane Restaurant in Chichester, where a great time was had by all, thanks to those in attendance.  Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Legion Post, 1038 Beauty Hill Road, Barnstead Parade.  Refreshments will follow and all are welcome.



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